Wednesday, July 10, 2013
As first mentioned here, two diners entered Verso, the Italian bistro on Avenue C and East Eighth Street, on Sunday night ... the female diner sat down and removed her top. She sat bare chested while the man with her took photos. Owner Labinot Baraliu promptly asked the two to leave.
Here's more about what happened.
East Village-based professional photographer Allen Henson contacted us. He was in Verso with Cheyenne Lutek, a model.
"It was an impromptu photoshoot. We did two that night," he said. "The first establishment loved it and interacted, the other, well — we weren't there long."
Here are the results of the first restaurant, which declined to have its name used with the photos. "They had fun with it. So did the patrons."
And here are images from Verso...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Female diner decides to go topless last night at Verso
Monday, July 8, 2013
A story from the heatwave.
At Verso last night, two diners entered the Italian bistro on Avenue C and East Eighth Street ... the female diner sat down and immediately removed her top. She sat bare chested while owner Labinot Baraliu asked her to put her shirt back on. She argued that it was "perfectly legal" for her to sit topless in the restaurant... all the while her male companion was taking photos of her.
The staff did end up escorting the couple out of the restaurant.
"In 15 years [in the restaurant business] I've seen all kinds of things, but not this," said Baraliu. "It was funny, but at the same time I was like 'WTF — is this really happening?'"
Find an explanation here.